Al Pacino to Play Joe Paterno in Film About Penn State Scandal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

According to Deadline, Al Pacino will portray Joe Paterno in a film about the Penn State scandal. Next week, ICM Partners is shopping around a package for the movie. (more...)

Gregory Bastien, Michael Carlsen Lead Rattlestick Playwrights' THE WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Wood, a new play written by award-winning filmmaker Dan Klores. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview of Al Pacino's WILD SALOME; Premieres 9/4 in Venice
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2011

Al Pacino's new film 'Wild Salome' will premiere at the Venice Film Festival and receive the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award. Click below to watch a newly released clip of Pacino talking about his obsession with Oscar Wilde. (more...)

Photo Flash: Al Pacino, et al. Attend 'Wilde Salome' Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2011

Al Pacino's 'Wild Salome' debuted today at the Venice Film Festival; the actor will also receive the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award. (more...)

Al Pacino to Lead SALOME in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Al Pacino is returning to the West End for the first time in 30 years in Oscar Wilde's SALOME, which will premiere in Spring of 2016, helmed by Robert Allan Ackerman. (more...)

EMMYS COVERAGE 2013: BWW Salutes Stage & Screen Legend Al Pacino
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 17, 2013

In anticipation of the live 65th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on CBS this Sunday, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. Today, we take a look back at Al Pacino's turn as the titular music producer and murder suspect in HBO's PHIL SPECTOR! (more...)

Box Office Opens Today for Broadway's CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), home of the anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will open today, Wednesday, September 16. (more...)

Box Office Opens This Week for Broadway's CHINA DOLL with Al Pacino
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

The box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), home of the anticipated limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will open Wednesday, September 16. (more...)

Dreamhouse Theater Company Returns with ALL MY SONS, 7/20-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2012

The award-winning Dreamhouse Theater Company returns after a four-year hiatus with a new season of shows and a new home. The first production as the new resident company at Jet Studios in North Hollywood, will be an emotionally-charged new look at Arthur Miller's extraordinary play, ALL MY SONS, directed by Dreamhouse Theater Company's Artistic Director Alex Sol. ALL MY SONS will open on Friday, July 20 and continue through Sunday, September 2 at the Jet Theatre, 5126 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Edward Burbridge Talks About Designing Sets
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 8, 2012

You'll never look at another set without thinking about what goes into creating it. (more...)

Gregory Bastien, Michael Carlsen Lead Rattlestick Playwrights' THE WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Wood, a new play written by award-winning filmmaker Dan Klores. (more...)

CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The limited Broadway engagement of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), begins previews starting tonight, October 21, 2015, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with an opening night set for Thursday, November 19, 2015. (more...)

Al Pacino Set to Return to Broadway in New David Mamet Play- CHINA DOLL; Opens Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

According to the New York Times, Al Pacino will head back to Broadway next Fall in a new David Mamet play- CHINA DOLL, directed by Tony winner Pam MacKinnon. According to NYT, the play is 'a two-character play about a billionaire, Mickey Ross, who has just bought a new airplane for his young fiancee as he prepares to go into semiretirement; the other character is Carson, Ross's assistant.' (more...)

Al Pacino Wants to Take the Chicago Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Al Pacino told the publication's columnist Bill Zwecker that he wants to do a play in Chicago and has pitched the idea to a couple of Chicago theaters. As Pacino put it, 'anybody who would have me.' Pacino said he would like to do Shakespeare, O'Neill or Mamet. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Edward Burbridge Talks About Designing Sets
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 1, 2012

You'll never look at another set without thinking about what goes into creating it. (more...)

Breaking News: CHINA DOLL Reschedules Opening From November 19th To December 4th
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2015

The new David Mamet play starring Al Pacino and directed by Pam MacKinnon will open two weeks later than scheduled. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: CHINA DOLL's Al Pacino Wins a 1969 Tony For DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE?
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

He was a 29-year-old member of The Actors Studio when Patty Duke announced his name. (more...)

Al Pacino to Make Appearance at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Al Pacino is set to take part in a conversation at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall. The event will take place on May 31 at 8pm. Pacino will include a Q&A session in which he will discuss highlights of his career. (more...)

Al Pacino Departs Stage Adaptation of HUNGER Due to Author's Nazi Support
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Al Pacino has officially left the upcoming stage adaptation of Knut Hamsun's HUNGER. (more...)

A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY Returns to Manhattan Repertory Theatre for One-Night-Only, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY, the critically-acclaimed show New York Press declared to be 'lighting up off-off-Broadway' returns for a one-night-only performance at New York's Manhattan Repertory Theatre following a successful run in Los Angeles. Dubbed a 'one-woman tour de force,' by OffBroadway.com, A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY is written and performed by Chiara Montalto based on her real-life experiences of caring for her ailing grandfather. Directed by Ronnie Marmo, the show has been extended to one final performance this Sunday, June 2 at 7PM at Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 202 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $20, email: 'MRTRESERVE@gmail.com' to make a reservation. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Celebrates its 85th Summer Season this Year
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Berkshire Theatre Group will celebrate its 85th Summer Theatre Season this year, making it the third oldest regional theatre in the country. (more...)

Mayo Performing Arts Center Presents MARK TWAIN TONIGHT, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Legendary actor Hal Holbrook performs Mark Twain Tonight - his signature one man show that is a living breathing American masterpiece and a jewel in the history of American Theatre, on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-69. (more...)

Al Pacino to Headline IMAGINE Film?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Al Pacino, the star of stage and screen who this year was nominated for a Tony for his work in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, is in talks to appear in the upcoming film 'Imagine.' Variety reports that Pacino may star in the film, which centers around a man who decides to reconnect with his son after receiving a letter from John Lennon. Dan Fogelman ('Tangled') will make his directorial debut with 'Imagine.' (more...)

Tickets to David Mamet's CHINA DOLL on Broadway, Starring Al Pacino, on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler have announced that tickets for David Mamet's new play CHINA DOLL, which stars Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, will go on sale starting Saturday, June 6, 2015. (more...)

Acting Legend Al Pacino Brings PACINO: ONE NIGHT ONLY to The Mirage, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Spend an evening at The Mirage Hotel & Casino with one of cinema's most riveting stars, Al Pacino, when he brings his "Pacino: One Night Only" show to Las Vegas Saturday, Aug. 16. Step into Pacino's world as he shares his passion for acting and directing in an up-close-and-personal setting at the Terry Fator Theatre. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates 50 Years at the Delacorte & Honors Al Pacino
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 19, 2012

Last night, June 18, The Public Theater celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Delacorte Theater, home of Shakespeare in the Park, and honored Al Pacino for his body of work at The Public. The evening included a benefit reading of Romeo and Julie featuring Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet. On hand to celebrate were the likes of Julia Stiles, Chelsea Clinton, Steve Martin and many more who have both particiated and enjoyed the works at the Delacorte. BroadwayWorld was also on hand and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre Presents THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, Now thru 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run tonight, June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

CONFIRMED: Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Revival to Play Schoenfeld Theatre; Opening Set for Nov. 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, David Mamet's 1984 play Glengarry Glen Ross is heading back to Broadway, this time starring Al Pacino as leading man, 'Shelly "The Machine" Levene.' Pacino previously played 'Richard Roma' the the 1992 film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Daniel Sullivan is attached to direct the project. The New York Times has confirmed that the show will begin previews on October 16 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater. Opening night is set for November 11. (more...)

BWW TV: Matt Rodrigues Inside The Actor's Fund's West Coast Tony Party Honoring Hal Holbrook!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2011

On Sunday, June 12, BroadwayWorld.com brought you special and exclusive coverage throughout the night of the 65th Annual Tony Awards, airing on CBS live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, including backstage videos, photos, speech transcriptions, winners stories, blogs and all the latest from the after parties. The night's big winner was The Book of Mormon, which took home nine prizes, including Best Musical. War Horse and Anything Goes were also evening standouts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sean Penn, Hal Holbrook, et al. Celebrate Tonys on West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

'Who would have thought that a young boy from Weymouth would become part of such a large family of vagabonds,' remarked Hal Holbrook about the actors and industry professionals that gathered to honor him at the 15th annual TONY Award party in Los Angeles. 'Not all of us have been lucky enough to make a steady income from this profession we love so much. It's nice to know an organization such as the Actors Fund exists to watch our backs, while we concentrate on using our craft to make the world a richer place to live,' added Holbrook just after friend and colleague, Sean Penn, presented the accomplished thespian with the Julie Harris Award. Penn, who directed Holbrook in 'Into The Wild,' said 'Hal always got it in the first take, but you wanted him to do it again, just so you could watch him work.' (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Mark Rylance Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Play'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Dreamhouse Theater Company Returns with ALL MY SONS, Now thru 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

The award-winning Dreamhouse Theater Company returns after a four-year hiatus with a new season of shows and a new home. The first production as the new resident company at Jet Studios in North Hollywood, will be an emotionally-charged new look at Arthur Miller's extraordinary play, ALL MY SONS, directed by Dreamhouse Theater Company's Artistic Director Alex Sol. ALL MY SONS will open tonight, July 20 and continue through Sunday, September 2 at the Jet Theatre, 5126 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Dreamhouse Theater Company Returns with ALL MY SONS, 7/20-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

The award-winning Dreamhouse Theater Company returns after a four-year hiatus with a new season of shows and a new home. The first production as the new resident company at Jet Studios in North Hollywood, will be an emotionally-charged new look at Arthur Miller's extraordinary play, ALL MY SONS, directed by Dreamhouse Theater Company's Artistic Director Alex Sol. ALL MY SONS will open on Friday, July 20 and continue through Sunday, September 2 at the Jet Theatre, 5126 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Broadway at the Golden Globes- BWW Rounds Up 2014's Theatrical Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2014

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, air tonight, January 12 on NBC, and BroadwayWorld has rounded up this year's Broadway alums. Learn more about the stars below, and be sure to let us know your picks! (more...)

Denzel Washington and Al Pacino Headed for OTHELLO?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2012

Today, The Daily Telegraph indicated that negotiations may be back in motion, saying in an interview with Washington that the actor 'is showing no signs of slowing down, with talk of him starring in Othello with Al Pacino.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/17/2015 - HAMILTON, CABARET's New Sally, FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 17, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HAMILTON opens at the Public, Sienna Miller joins CABARET, Michael C. Hall returns to HEDWIG, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB musical begins in Chicago and more! (more...)

Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin Set for STAND UP GUYS Film
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

According to the Hollywood Reporter, theatre veterans Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, and Christopher Walken have signed on to star in 'Stand Up Guys.' Previously titled 'Old Timers,' the comedy will be directed by Fisher Stevens. (more...)

Al Pacino Eyeing Marvel Role?
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

In an interview with MTV's "Happy Sad Confused" podcast, Al Pacino revealed he recently met with Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige. (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

China Doll, the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, officially opens tonight, December 4, after a two-week delay. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), China Doll plays the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and marks the tenth presentation of a David Mamet work by Messrs Richards, Frankel and Treaxler on Broadway and in the West End. (more...)

Support The Performing Arts Project: Bid To Meet CHINA DOLL's Legendary Al Pacino
by Michael Dale - Dec 3, 2015

Meet the stage and screen legend after seeing David Mamet's new play from VIP seats. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer Released for Al Pacino's WILD SALOME
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 31, 2011

Al Pacino's new film 'Wild Salome' will premiere at the Venice Film Festival and receive the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award. Check out a trailer for the film below! (more...)

Gregory Bastien, Michael Carlsen Lead Rattlestick Playwrights' THE WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Wood, a new play written by award-winning filmmaker Dan Klores. (more...)

Gregory Bastien, Michael Carlsen Lead Rattlestick Playwrights' THE WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Wood, a new play written by award-winning filmmaker Dan Klores. (more...)

Gregory Bastien, Michael Carlsen Lead Rattlestick Playwrights' THE WOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Wood, a new play written by award-winning filmmaker Dan Klores. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Friday, April 25, 2014 - Drama Desk Noms, Tony Decisions, SLEEPING BEAUTY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 25, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: the Drama Desk nominees will be announced, the Tonys committee is making its final decisions, and everyone across the country can see Matthew Bourne's reimagining of SLEEPING BEAUTY! (more...)

Ebony Repertory Theatre to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, 6/18-7/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner's Come and Gone) as Oedpius. The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines' Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater's Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried. ERT's production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op's Steel Magnolias - Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere. Performances will run June 18 - July 19, 2015 with an official press opening on Saturday, June 20 at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 West Washington Boulevard) in Los Angeles. (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Will Open at Schoenfeld Theatre in November; Fran Kranz Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Steve Traxler just announced that AL PACINOwill return to Broadway in the world premiere of CHINA DOLL, a new play by DAVID MAMET. It will begin previews on October 20, 2015, with an official opening on November 19, 2015, at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The play will also feature FRAN KRANZ (You Can't Take It With You, Death of a Salesman, “Dollhouse”). Tony Award-winner PAM MACKINNON (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) will direct. The creative team will include scenic design by Tony Award-winner Derek McLane (Gigi, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, 33 Variations), lighting design by Russell H. Champa (In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)), and costume design by Tony Award-winner Jess Goldstein (Jersey Boys, Proof, The Rivals). Joining Pacino in the play will be Fran Kranz, who most recently starred on Broadway in You Can't Take It With You, as the assistant to Pacino. (more...)

Meryl Streep & Kevin Kline Reunite in ROMEO & JULIET for The Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Gala, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

In honor and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will hold a special one-night-only gala event on Monday, June 18, featuring Kevin Kline as Romeo and Meryl Streep as Juliet in a star-studded staged reading of ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Daniel Sullivan. For information on tickets for The Public Theater's Anniversary Gala, please call (212) 539-8547 or visit www.shakespeareinthepark.org. (more...)

Prolific Broadway Actor Mitchell Jason Passes Away at 92
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Variety writes that Broadway, film and television actor Mitchell Jason passed away on March 11, 2014. He was 92. (more...)

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